Did you know that July was National Picnic Month? I didn’t until recently either. Although I know I’m a bit late to celebrate it properly picnics are something you can enjoy no matter the weather as they don’t always have to be outside. One of Erin’s newest toys is the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket.
The set comes as a very happy looking pink plastic picnic basket. In the picture above the basket is tipped on its side and you can see that there are some buttons and switches. One button controls on/ off and the volume while another chooses between music and shapes. The butterfly button also plays music and does a few other things as well!
The picnic basket comes with a pink gingham blanket, 2 plates, forks and cups as well as 6 different food items. The plates each have a circle, triangle and square cut out of them and this is where the food sits. I really like that the basket has the two sound options to help children to learn their shapes in a fun way.
Being made from plastic, the picnic set is quite robust. Erin has thrown the basket around already, as well as all of the food items and plates. As nice as the set is, there is one slight design flaw. The cups included with the picnic basket both have two holes in the bottom. Erin loves to pretend to have a ‘nice cup of tea’ (thanks Mum!) and she can’t with this set which is a shame.
We gave Erin the picnic blanket on a Saturday and a week later and she is still obsessed with it. She carries it around the house with her and spends ages taking everything out and laying the pieces out on the ground. Erin figured out what she needed to do very quickly with the plates and the food and loves to get everything in the right place.
Erin loves her picnic basket so much that we had to take it out to afternoon tea with us recently. She quite happily played with it at the table which was great because she wasn’t hungry and didn’t want to eat.
I am honestly so impressed with the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket. I was expecting Erin to like it but I wasn’t expecting for it to become a favourite toy so quickly. Erin is 19 months old and I think she could have had this a couple of months ago but it will also last her for a really long time!
Do your children like playing with sets like this?
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